Rob Roy Golf Course Overview
The River Trails Park District owns this 9-hole muni which carves its way through a community of homes called the Rob Roy Country Club Village. Rob Roy has a standard layout with two par-5’s, two par-3’s, and the rest par-4’s. Trees, roads, houses, and water encroach on the narrow fairways here, so accuracy is at a premium. Par is 36, but for some reason, the course doesn’t have an official course rating or slope at the time this was written. There’s nothing indicated on the scorecard, and the USGA database has no entry for Rob Roy. This course is almost 100 years old, so it’s surprising. Hopefully this will be rectified soon.
The slender fairways make this course feel longer than its published 3,022 yards. The longest and most challenging hole is the par-5 5th, which clocks in at 531 yards. Water buttresses both the left and right sides of the short grass, necessitating your ordnance be delivered accurately. Water is also in play on the 3rd and 8th holes. Parallel fairways don’t really exist on this course, which is nice.
There’s a driving range right next door to the club, called Woodland Trails Driving Range, but it’s a separate entrance across the property and requires a 1.5 mile drive. There’s one practice putting green at the course. There’s a restaurant at the facility called the 10th Hole Bar & Grill, which offers a full menu. And, as one might expect at a 9-hole course, the pro shop offered only the bare golfing essentials.